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post #11 of 53 Old 03-27-2013, 05:06 PM
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It sounds like a LOT of things changed on him all at once, which is never good.

What happens if you cut back on pellets? Just because something is good on paper, doesn't mean it's good in practice. Why did you change from SmartGut to SmartGut Ultra?

What caused him to go on gastroguard (which made our thoroughbred mare a FREAK)

You need to have answers for these questions, and make sure you are not overfeeding and then your horse isn't able to relieve any of the excess energy.

Check all avenues. Run a bloodpanel, too.
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post #12 of 53 Old 03-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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Even though his been on same feed for a while maybe its now effecting him. I know my gelding can't have alfalfa he gets nutso on it.

Fed oats for years now he gets colicy on them. So check into everything that could cause a change in temperment. Anything new take out of diet one at a time to see if it makes a diffrence. Aso have vet do some blood work.
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I am waiting for the vet to call me back but he probably won't be out until tomorrow. Cinny has been in the turn outs with his pals and is behaving normally and has been since putting him in there. I opened up a few bales and looked through them and can't find anything abnormal. Its a pale green, normal for brome/prairie mix this time of year. Looks to be probably a last cutting of the year though. It smells like fresh yet dusty grass.

I did give him strategy healthy edge for a while but switched back to strategy at my old stable because it was included in board and they wouldn't discount if you used your own. He is down to the last few feedings so unless the vet says otherwise I will try him back on the healthy edge because he was great on it. I will probably take the alfalfa/timothy back out since that is a realitively new thing he is getting.

I also remembered something that happened a couple of weeks ago and am wondering if it caused an issue. Cinny was rolling in the turnout and while he was on his back with his legs in the air, the yearling draft cross he shares turnout with tried to jump over him and instead landed with all fours on Cinnys middle. He seemed fine the rest of the week but maybe he got bruised inside or something, could he get internal abscesses or something from that? The yearling is pretty big, about 14 hands.
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I would make sure you mention that to the vet-the more information they know the better.
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post #15 of 53 Old 03-27-2013, 08:25 PM
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We have a warmblood that absolutely loses his mind when he has a belly ache. A lot like what you are describing. He is incredibly prone to ulcers, and it is never hard to tell when he has them. I would most definitely tell the vet about the incident, I am sure its pain somewhere.

Edit- He also feels much better during/after work when he is ulcering.
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Sadly, the vet won't be out to see Cinny until Tuesday and has instructed me to make changes to his feed, which I will do immediately. I guess if the vet feels he can wait until Tuesday, it's not something to panic over. I will keep a close eye on Cinny and I have a lot of barn buddies keeping an eye on him as well.
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Maybe Lyme?

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Maybe Lyme?
Not sure what you are trying to say, can you please elaborate?
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lymes disease I believe
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It sounds like he's had a lot of changes so it's hard to figure out what the problem might be. I would try changing one thing at a time to see if you notice a difference.
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